John Redmond Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Size Rating Bait, Method, Location
Channel Catfish up to 15lbs. Good Fishing is limited due to the high water, but it might be good below the dam if the releases are not too high. Nightcrawlers or various prepared baits should work.
White Bass up to 3lbs. Fair-Good Fishing below the dam is probably best option at this point. Various lures should work small spinners, bucktail jigs, or shad imitations.
Crappie up to 15" Fair Due to the rain and high water fishing in the lake has been tough. some fish may be caught below the dam with low to moderate releases.

Comments - THE BOAT RAMP IS CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER.

Fishing in the old river channel below the dam might be a good spot when there are high releases.

Boaters beware of shallow water! For current lake level and release information click the following link http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/JOHN.lakepage.html.

ALERT! This lake contains Zebra Mussels please help stop the spread Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and equipment after leaving this water body. It is Illegal transport live fish, bait, and water from this lake.

For more information on lakes in the New Strawn district click the following link. http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-New-Strawn-Fishing-District